Texas Governor shoots coyote with concealed handgun to save dog

He's got the slide locked back, explaining gun safety rules.

Story here from CBS News. (H/T Gateway Pundit)


Pistol-packing Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don’t mess with my dog.

Perry told The Associated Press on Tuesday he needed just one shot from the laser-sighted pistol he sometimes carries while jogging to take down a coyote that menaced his puppy during a February run near Austin.

Perry said he will carry his .380 Ruger – loaded with hollow-point bullets – when jogging on trails because he is afraid of snakes. He’d also seen coyotes in the undeveloped area.

When one came out of the brush toward his daughter’s Labrador retriever, Perry charged.

“Don’t attack my dog or you might get shot … if you’re a coyote,” he said Tuesday.

Perry, a Republican running for a third full term against Democrat Bill White, is living in a private house in a hilly area southwest of downtown Austin while the Governor’s Mansion is being repaired after a 2008 fire. A concealed handgun permit holder, Perry carries the pistol in a belt.

“I knew there were a lot of predators out there. You’ll hear a pack of coyotes. People are losing small cats and dogs all the time out there in that community,” Perry said.

“They’re very wily creatures.”

He did what he had to do, so that his daughter wouldn’t be hurt by the loss of her pet. He’s a man – it’s his role to protect his family. If only every man took that responsibility to protect their family as seriously. It’s not the government’s job to ban guns and take over the responsibility of protecting a man’s family. It’s the man’s responsibility to protect his family.

I’ve never fired a Ruger before. Are they any good?

7 thoughts on “Texas Governor shoots coyote with concealed handgun to save dog”

  1. I also think it’s the job of wives and mothers to know how to operate firearms.

    I even heard a story about a little girl, 11 or 12 or something, who was trained to use a gun.
    When illeagals came in to her house after her dad left, she was able to defend herself.
    She knew how because she competed in shooting events. It was a good thing too. I probably saved her life.

    Let’s also hear it for fathers who take their daughters to shooting ranges to train them how to use guns for their own protection when daddy can’t be around 24/7.


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